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Australian mezzo-soprano Shikara Ringdahl is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and holds a Bachelor of Music. She debuted with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2018 singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures Op. 37 under the baton of Benjamin Northey and became the first vocalist the SSO has brought on tour in their 80 years of regional touring. In 2019 Shikara was invited by the Head of Music, Richard Hetherington, to study at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Her trip was generously supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School Scholarship. Her opera credits include Der Komponist in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Simone Young AM, Larina in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin conducted by Richard Hetherington, and Mrs Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring directed by award winning film director Bruce Beresford for Brisbane Festival. Shikara has also been a resident Young Artist with the Israeli Opera’s Meitar Opera Studio. Shikara is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology.


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